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VIDEO: “Under The Radar Michigan” Visits Detroit (Season 5)

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Under The Radar Michigan, the popular PBS television program, recently visited Detroit …

The Motor City is revamping, refueling and reenergizing itself with tons of urbanites who want to invest in a better future for themselves, and this great city. You don’t have to look hard to find hard evidence of this great renaissance. And the harder you look … the harder it is to leave once you get here.

In this episode (http://utrmichigan.com/episodes/episode-501/) you’ll experience the show’s unique, humorous profiles of:

  • Detroit City FC, the minor league soccer team that plays at the City’s Cass Technical High School and Northern Guard Supporters, thee team’s (very) passionate, creative, and colorful support group
  • Detroit Bike City‘s Slow Roll, the group bicycle ride that takes a unique route through the city each week
  • Mudgie’s, the artisan deli in Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood
  • Signal-Return, the letterpress studio operating in Eastern Market, and
  • Supino Pizzeria, serving up Sicilian-style pizzas in Eastern Market.

View the episode at http://utrmichigan.com/episodes/episode-501/

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Romancing the ink stains in Eastern Market

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Originally published by The Detroit News

Tucked onto an Eastern Market side street, Signal-Return [1345 Division, just off Russell] is the ultimate anachronism. A print shop that uses machines resurrected from the dead: movable type, ink that stains, and bulky presses that are turned by hand.

But letterpress is undergoing a revival nationwide, riding the tide of fascination with what those Shinola copywriters like to call “the glory of manufacturing” — a renewed appreciation for a mechanical era largely gone. If you grew up with a MacBook Pro and Kinko’s, you can experience the glory of clanky machines and high rag content paper with fresh eyes, without unpleasant memories …

… At the other side of Eastern Market, another letterpress shop, Salt & Cedar, at 2448 Riopelle, operated by artists Megan O’Connell and Leon Johnson, demonstrates that competition is inevitable, even in the 21st century world of 19th century business.

Show Me Detroit Tours guides will be happy to show you their locations … Eastern Market is on our tour route.

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VIDEO: “Under the Radar” takes a (very) colorful visit to Detroit

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Under The Radar Michigan, the popular PBS television program, recently visited Detroit …

“The Motor City is revamping, refueling and reenergizing itself with tons of urbanites who want to invest in a better future for themselves, and this great city. You don’t have to look hard to find hard evidence of this great renaissance. And the harder you look … the harder it is to leave once you get here.”

In this episode (http://utrmichigan.com/episodes/episode-504/) you’ll experience the show’s unique, humorous profiles of:

Detroit City FC, the minor league soccer team that plays at the City’s Cass Technical High School and Northern Guard Supporters, the team’s (very) passionate, creative, and colorful support group.

Detroit Bike City‘s Slow Roll, the group bicycle ride that takes a unique route through the city each week.

Mudgie’s, the artisan deli in Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood

Signal-Return, the letterpress studio operating in Eastern Market, and

Supino Pizzeria, serving up Sicilian-style pizzas in Eastern Market.

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